Earl - Christchurch

4.5
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330 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
Striking the right cord with its food-centric wine bar, Earl is bringing the welcoming fine casual dining lifestyle to Christchurch.

A friendly all-day venue that’s laid back while still delivering an around-the-clock sense of occasion.

Serving as canvas for produce-driven dishes to offbeat diners geared towards great wine and conversation, synonymous with the flavour, energy and relaxed vibe inspired by the costal European culture, Earl truly captures the essence of the city lifestyle with its buzzy local vibe and being more concerned with doing simple things well than breaking new ground.

The light-filled restaurant with high ceilings and stone bar that wraps around the kitchen, makes it ideal for lingering over fresh seasonal salads, house made pastas & antipasti. With the ability to be both intimate and convivial, Earl is ideal for a group dinner or one-on-one encounters.
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FionaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Mmmmm... the flavours! Chose the 'Eat like an Earl' option and every dish was delicious! I have been recommending Earl to everyone I meet!

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LTee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food - delicious. Drinks- tasty. Atmosphere - cosy and busy but not intrusive. Service - amazing! One of my new favourites.

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MichelleJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My Daughter and I had a wonderful lunch at Earl, food was exceptional, service was outstanding and the restaurant had a lovely vibe. Will definitely dine here again. Thanks for the lovely lunch.

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CathyE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service! Knew how to make the experience fun for diners. Stunning food! Our first time coming in but will be back! Thanks team

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Will definitely be back and have already recommended Earl to others. Dine like an Earl was awesome and people around us said they were having food envy. Thanks to everyone for making this a memorable dining experience.

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merrymoo26
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great friendly, professional service, and thank you for the recommendations on where to for a nightcap. Food was yummy, and came out fast, almost too fast between starter and main! The wine was good, albeit the selection was small. Sitting at the bar, while waiting for our table, we had a very cold breeze hit us whenever the entrance door was opened...very brrr on a winter's day. Perhaps a long, velvet curtain would help with that. All in all, it was lovely and I'd go back again.

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SueA
New Zealand
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance. My preference is for dinner in winter. We enjoyed the time with our friends for lunch due to helpful pleasant service. Not my best meal here, fresh and tasty, but maybe it was my choice, but every other time I have been to Earl ( many times) the food is the star!. The staff are great too.

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NickK
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal, well presented, attentive staff and a great ambiance. A great buzz and it made the evening absolutely perfect.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went for lunch using a Grabone voucher. We enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly service. Our meals were delicious and the whole experience was excellent value. We would definitely go back.

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Mihee
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I went to the same place twice, but they tasted different

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food with a bit of difference to normal Chch fare eg we had a gluten free buckwheat dessert - a great take on a sticky date pud. Fish was very fresh and tasty. Food beautifully presented, with generous but not large portions - I hate very large portions of food!
Delightful helpful staff - nothing too much trouble, Minor problem was that their sparkling water machine was not working that night, but hey what's wrong with plain tap water!

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GregB
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service from Meg is always top notch. Highly recommended

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Tuesday pasta night, great value for money an was delicious

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Herve
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food, waitresses are kind and professional. A little bit noisy.

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LynneH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed sharing a few dishes for lunch. The star of the show was the confit garlic with that beautiful bread!
We loved everything and will definitely be back.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Lovely food. Staff very helpful accommodating different dietary needs.

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stephenM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Great place . Did chefs choice and didn’t regret it . Nice one !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful staff, however, it was a shame that we couldn't hear each other talk as it was such a noisy place and anyway great food! 😎👌

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GWChCh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous ! A favourite restaurant pre and post lockdown - food, wine, service - wondeful

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service and amazing food. I have been a few times now and will continue to go back.

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal with wonderful service. The only slight downside was the location and size of our table.

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vipvictorias
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We were a bit disappointed this time the food was not as good as in the past

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

This is the second time we have gone to Earl and both times have waited over 40 minutes for our table. They don't keep to booking times so maybe would be better operating on a walk in basis. Food and restaurant itself is beautiful.

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BradleyJ
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING food n drinks this evening. Amazing service for my partners birthday. Presentation and food if full of flavour. Lovely setting and comfy environment to relax n dine. Definatly be back ASAP with more people and reccomend. Lovely service from Charlie and the girl with long hair and nose peircing

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BronK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out for 5. Shared all 5 share plates and the 4 main sides. More than enough and plenty of variety. Even the meat eaters weren't disappointed. Highly recommended

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food! Great service. Best margaritas I've ever had (and I've had a few)!

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TonyY
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding experience. We were all totally wowed with the food, ambience and service. Highlights were the squid, salami, chicken wing, salmon and house pasta. Will definitely be back.

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dyanes
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food, great service, always consistent.

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CharlieSafari
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience, nicely designed and welcoming place, great food, every dish was really done well and pretty inexpensive.
I took some good friends and all of us thought it was a great place to eat, and I will return there next time I'm in the city.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great help organising my event. Megan really went the extra mile to make my family event memorable. The food met all the different needs for 20 young and old. We were treated to amazing tastes familiar and new. I wanted an experience we would all remember and Earl most certainly delivered. We will be back. Thank you
Mary

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Ronald
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Busy, buzzing place with nice comfort food. Good night out fun

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food! Awesome ambiance! Will definitely be back!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday lunch with party of 8. Some needed to dine quick and the rest of us stayed on for a lazy lunch and they were very accomodating. They even gave us a free glass of vino after the bottle only left half a glass. Outstanding service and absolutely delicious food all around. All 8 of us would highly recommend and would dine again in a heartbeat.

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their Tuesday Family Night - becomes our date night every week :) Love turning up to see what this week special is and enjoy a beautiful glass of wine! Highly recommend!!

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CarlP
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food with great tastes. Waitress, a wee scots lass was outstanding with her service

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was just divine, best pasta in the world! The staff are welcoming, informative, attentive, you can tell they genuinely love Earl and it’s customers. This is fast becoming my favourite place to eat

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Beth
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in ChCh! Will visit again!

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Get the chefs choice, order a gin, kick back and enjoy!

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lizzie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good Food - Happy busy environment
Great Gin
Happy customers

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AmeliaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Lovely fit out and atmosphere. Food was great. Service was great to start with, however we were not asked if we wanted another drink. We were given the dessert menu and when we were asked what we wanted we were not quite ready, as had been busy talking and asked for a few more minutes. When the waiter returned, he took the menu away without saying anything! We would have got another drink and dessert, but we aren’t going to chase you for it. Waiter paid more attention to the table next to us.

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Earl - Christchurch is rated 4.5 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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